Recipes to bring for Friendsgiving that look really impressive (but actually aren’t)

It’s the time of year again. Either it’s time to return home for Thankgsiving with family (which, given the election, might either be restorative for you our sound less fun than thumb screws) or it’s time to plan your fun Friendsgiving celebrations. While Friendsgiving is a wonderful tradition that can be tons of fun, it’s also so necessary to make sure that you have REAL FOOD, y’know? There’s almost nothing more disappointing than a Thanksgiving celebration with lackluster or — worse — not enough food. But it can be hard to find a recipe that’s within your skill range, doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, and still feels ~festive~ enough that your celebration doesn’t fall flat.

Not to worry, though, friends. We’ve got your back. We found five of the most delicious sounding recipes that are quick, cheap, and easy to prep for your Friendsgiving celebration. We’ve got your appetizer, your side dishes, your main course, and your desert ready to go so you can relax and enjoy your holiday.

1. Easy Caprese Tartlets

Simple, easy, few ingredients, and it both looks and sounds so fancy that your friends will all oooh and ahhhh. Plus, “easy caprese” is definitely our new go-to saying when something’s simple.


2. Cranberry Sausage Stuffing

It’s not Thanksgiving without stuffing. So here’s a cheap, simple, yet still delicious and oh-so-impressive version of everybody’s favorite side dish.


3. Pasta with Creamy Pumpkin Sauce

If you’re looking for a more substantial side dish, pumpkin pasta is a good call. It’s warm, hearty, easy, and PUMPKIN, which means it’s a definite fall win.


4. Turkey Stuffing Casserole

When it comes to the main event, cooking a whole turkey can be daunting, not to mention expensive. So take down the difficulty level without losing any of the tradition or flavor you love, and make this Turkey Stuffing Casserole. Plus, bonus — more stuffing.


5. Easy-as-Pie Apple Cobbler

Do we really need to explain this?


Now, all you have to do is make sure your drinks provisions are on point, and you’re ready to go.

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